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Congressman Mike Bishop

Representing the 8th District of Michigan


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Providing for the common defense of our country is the core function of the Federal Government. Since the founding of our nation, millions of Americans have proudly served and sacrificed in preservation of our democracy. It is our duty as a nation to ensure that when our service members return home, that they are properly and respectfully cared for. I am very disappointed by a number of high-profile scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that do a disservice to our heroes and to VA employees that faithfully serve our veterans. Those who have valiantly served our nation deserve better. As your representative in Congress, I will work with my colleagues to advance legislation that supports our military on and off the battlefield, in addition to providing quality services for our veterans who have given so much to protect us at home and abroad.

More on Veterans

June 13, 2017 Press Release
"With the enactment of this legislation, we can finally remove bad actors from the VA system and safeguard employees who come forward with the information necessary to do so," said Bishop.
December 2, 2016 Press Release
"The number one responsibility of Congress is to provide for the safety of the American people – including those who serve," said Bishop.
September 28, 2016 Press Release
"This bill secures Zika funding, increased oversight of the VA, funding to combat the opioid epidemic and a prohibition on the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility – which are important issues to families in our district," said Bishop.
September 13, 2016 Video

Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) spoke on the House floor today to recognize Patriot Week, Sept. 11-17, and encourage support for his resolution, H. Con. Res. 58.

June 20, 2016 Press Release
“I am proud to bring Joe on to our team. He understands the challenges that our military families and veterans face," said Bishop.
March 29, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Mike Bishop hosted more than 160 Vietnam War veterans in Michigan’s 8th District for the congressional presentation of the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin, in commemoration of the war’s 50th anniversary."Our veterans represent the very best of America, and I am eternally grateful for their service," said Rep. Bishop.
December 18, 2015 Press Release
Read Rep. Bishop's statement on the omnibus package and its legislative highlights for Michigan.
November 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Congressman Bishop joined the House in passing several measures to support veterans this week. The bills address issues from employment concerns, to business-related opportunities and support for their families:

  • The Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015 – to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small business concerns (H.R. 1694)